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Ben Dearman – Head Program Developer, CEO
Ben started his career in 2000 working as a student Athletic Trainer while attending Bloomsburg University. He graduated in 2004 with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a concentration in Athletic Training. After college Ben worked as an intern at Rutgers University under Shawn Windle before securing an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Bucknell University under Jerry Shreck.
After Bucknell he worked as the Head Strength and Combatives Coach for the 75th Army Ranger Regiment, 3rd Battalion as well as assisting in developing the “Operator Physical Evaluation Course” (OPEC) administered and taught to Navy SEALS and Navy Special Warfare Operators. While at Fort Benning he was instrumental in developing physical readiness programs for the elite Ranger Recon Detachment (RRD) as well as developing the Ranger Athlete Warrior (RAW) Program. He was also on the Modern Army Combatives (MACP) Competition team while working with the Rangers.
Ben holds the following credentials:
B.S. Exercise Science
Precision Nutrition - Level 1
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Youth Fitness Specialist (YFS)
USAW – Sports Performance Coach
Movement Training Specialist (MTS)
Functional Movement Screen Certified (FMS) Level 1 and 2
Audited IKFF-Certified Kettlebell Teacher (CKT) Level 1 course, passed the fitness and technique test
Ben named as one of America's Premier Fitness Experts
Best Selling Author - Results Fitness - Top Strategies To Get You Results
Jamie Crowe – Fitness Coach, Certified Kettlebell Trainer, CFO
Jamie has literally worked every job in a gym over the past 10 years and has a better understanding then most gym owners as to what makes a successful fitness facility. Jamie has been with KDR Fitness from the beginning and has been integral in bringing the business to where it is now. As a mom of a 7 year old she brings the perspective of our target audience, i.e. women/moms looking to lose weight, get stronger and feel empowered to the heart of the business. She makes sure that KDR Fitness stays true to its core values and that customer service is our number one priority.
As a full time mother and business owner she is familiar with the issues that plague every woman in her shoes, from “I don’t have time to eat!” to “I can barely get my child ready for school let alone eat breakfast as soon as I wake up!” and the always common, “I can eat this way, but how do I get my kids to eat this way?!”. She has used all of the excuses and knows exactly how to help busy moms and professional women commit to doing the right habits to get them to where they want to be. She has been there, done that and is still doing it…right!
She also knows what it is like to be "overweight". While pregnant she gained 70+ lbs on to her petite 110 lb frame! She has since totally transformed her body and mind into that of a Strong, Fit and Lean Female.
Jamie holds the following credentials:
Certified Kettlebell Teacher (CKT) through the IKFF
Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certified, Levels 1 and 2
Nate Aldrich - General Manager, Program Designer, Fitness Coach, Metabolic Specialist
Nate comes to KDR after spending the majority of the past 10 years in Southern California, holding a number of management and coaching positions within the industry, culminating in the creation of his own scientific health and performance company, Precision Metabolic.
After graduating from Syracuse University in 2002 where he was a student assistant in the Strength & Conditioning Department, he headed west to experience the “California Dream” on the beaches of Southern California until deciding to relocate closer to his family and roots here in New England in 2013.
A native of the Upper Valley, Nate excelled as a competitive ice hockey player at the Junior A level until injury issues forced him to hang up his skates in 1998. From there he decided to channel his passion for fitness and athletic performance by pursuing a career assisting others in achieving their own health, fitness and athletic performance goals.
Nate holds the following credentials:
M.S. in Sport Management
B.S. in Public Communications
Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)
Metabolic Specialist (New Leaf Fitness)
Gina Leger - Fitness Coach and Certified Kettlebell Trainer
Gina’s fitness career stemmed from the love of being in the gym—exercise makes her feel great physically and mentally! Her healthy active lifestyle has given her great confidence in her personal life and professional career.
As a business professional, Gina understands the many challenges that other professionals face. She has struggled with being overweight, knows all about day-to- day stress, poor posture associated with everyday work issues (hunched over a desk, shoulder phone talking, etc.). She knows what works and is eager to help people reach their fitness goals and in achieving a healthy and active lifestyle. She believes exercise doesn't have to be monotonous and brainless but SHOULD be fun and enjoyable!
In 2008, she competed in the World Federation of Power Lifting and broke all world records in her age and weight class, resulting in accolades and awards for her fitness and strength level. Now in her 40’s she is in the best shape of her life and has realized that you can do anything no matter what your age.
Gina is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and a Certified Kettle Bell Teacher (CKT) through the International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation (IKFF)